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Valley of the Temples helps HSTA members plan final resting place

Valley of the Temples helps HSTA members plan final resting place

HSTA members can take advantage of community partnership program

Valley of the Temples is a full-service cemetery, funeral home, and crematory operator serving the families of Oahu since 1963. HSTA members are invited to attend a free informational webinar to learn more about benefits for you and your family, decisions that must be made and questions to be answered when a death occurs, documents you need to keep together in one place, and more.

  Thursday, January 7, 2021  /  Number of views (512)
Take part in your chapter’s virtual legislative reception

Take part in your chapter’s virtual legislative reception

Connect with local lawmakers over issues that matter to you

Are you concerned about the impact of budget cuts, pay cuts, and furloughs? Let our state legislators know how these types of cuts have, and will continue to, hurt our students and our schools.

  Wednesday, January 6, 2021  /  Number of views (99)
Governor delays furloughs until ‘at least July 1’

Governor delays furloughs until ‘at least July 1’

He says the pandemic relief bill provides funding to postpone cuts

Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday afternoon he will delay furloughs for state employees to July 1. The Hawaii State Department of Education confirmed to HSTA that the furlough delay applies to HIDOE employees.

  Tuesday, December 29, 2020  /  Number of views (823)
HSTA holds live briefing, Q&A session on furlough threat

HSTA holds live briefing, Q&A session on furlough threat

What we know so far and what we continue to seek answers on

On Dec. 28, the Hawaii State Teachers Association held a live briefing to inform members on furlough threats, our response, and other COVID-19-related updates and actions.

  Monday, December 28, 2020  /  Number of views (1132)
Governor delays furloughs; Jan. 4 teacher workday restored with pay

Governor delays furloughs; Jan. 4 teacher workday restored with pay

Join HSTA for live Q&A session on Dec. 28

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. David Ige announced he will delay furloughs for state employees, prompting the Hawaii State Department of Education to inform employees that “the scheduled Jan. 4 furlough day will no longer be implemented.”

  Wednesday, December 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1304)
Congressional stimulus includes $54+ billion for public schools

Congressional stimulus includes $54+ billion for public schools

HSTA postpones today’s live briefing until Dec. 28

To fully understand the impacts this relief bill will have on Hawaii’s schools, we are moving our live stream Q&A session from today to Monday, Dec. 28, at 4 p.m. on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

  Monday, December 21, 2020  /  Number of views (584)
Frequently asked questions about the HIDOE’s illegal furloughs

Frequently asked questions about the HIDOE’s illegal furloughs

Check back here for updates as we receive them

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is pursuing legal action regarding violations of the contract caused by imposed furloughs. Pending further developments, HSTA has developed a list of frequently asked questions, including information regarding public charter teachers.

  Friday, December 18, 2020  /  Number of views (1691)
HSTA files labor board complaint over illegal furloughs

HSTA files labor board complaint over illegal furloughs

Complaint says state violated collective bargaining law

The Hawaii State Teachers Association Friday filed a prohibited practice complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board, challenging the state’s unilateral imposition of furloughs on more than 13,000 HSTA members starting Jan. 4.

  Friday, December 18, 2020  /  Number of views (1058)
HSTA offers refundable professional development

HSTA offers refundable professional development

Deposits provided by HSTA’s non-profit foundation, the Hawaii Foundation for Educators

If you recently completed a course through HSTA’s Professional Development program, you likely had your $150 course deposit returned via mail. This is not a mistake. Six months ago, HSTA started refunding course deposits to all participants who completed their portfolios and passed their HSTA PD course through PDE3.

  Friday, December 18, 2020  /  Number of views (434)
Board of Education comes out strongly against school furloughs

Board of Education comes out strongly against school furloughs

‘The public needs to know the board doesn’t believe in these furloughs,’ members say

Members of the Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday said they oppose school employee furloughs, and several went so far as to ask the governor to rescind the furloughs since members of Congress are finalizing a pandemic aid package that contains more than $54 billion for public schools.

  Thursday, December 17, 2020  /  Number of views (2215)
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